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Russian airborne forces receive new armour

5th June 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Russia's airborne troops, a highly-mobile independent and elite branch of country’s military, continues to take delivery of new armoured vehicles. 

In April 2017, BMD-4M IFVs and BTR-MDM Rakushka APCs were handed over to re-equip the inventory of one of the airborne assault battalions of the 31st Independent Guards Airborne Assault Brigade in Ulyanovsk.

The battalion got 27 BMD-4M IFVs, three BMD-4K commander’s vehicles and 16-20 BTR-MDM APCs. Both of these lightweight tracked combat vehicles can be transported by Il-76MD aircraft of the Russian Air and Space Forces and delivered by parachute platform directly on the battlefield.

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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